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Ruck March to Remember comes through Cochran
Ruck March to Remember comes through Cochran

On Wednesday, members of the 78th SFS from Robins AFB came through Cochran as part of the "Ruck March to Remember."  The march  commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11 as well as to honor air force secuirty forces lost since then.  The 2,181 trek began on July 12 in Texas and will end on September 1 at Ground Zero in New York.  Security forces from different bases along the route are handling each of the 15 legs. 

The 78th's destination Wednesday was the Bleckley County Courthouse.  Their day's journey started outside Vienna.  As they came into view on Second Street, the BCHS Cheerleaders were there to shout words of encouragement (as well as hand out drinks.)   A table of snacks awaited the 78th on the courthouse lawn.   Bleckley reisdent Master Sgt. Shannon Blanton spoke briefly to the gathering thanking everyone for their support.

Thursday, the 78th will resume their part of the Ruck March at 7 am.  It will end on August 13 in Louisville.

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